Leo....Today June 22, 2013 is your Special Memory day.I have a bunch of great memories of you pal and they are all great, going back to the late fifties when we first met. I wound up in California and you became a business tycoon in Edmonton. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. One of
these days I will be "up there' to join you and you can give me the tour.
Maybe I'll bring my skiis and you can give me a couple more lessons. CHEERS my friend. We miss you man!
I was so sorry to hear about Leo's passing. I have many good memories as a teenager and older, going up the back lane to the Pernisch house and always being welcome. We had lots of impromptu parties and fun, and Leo was always a great guy. Fond memories will help the family through these difficult times.
I remember growing up next door to the Pernisches in Edmonton, Lorraine was my age, and we became friends. Leo was her handsome, "with it", busy older brother, and in those years, I can add tolerant of us young girls, good sense of humor,warm, friendly. Lorraine and Janet,and the rest of your family, we send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. Sincerely, Peggy Schellenberg (nee Berendt) and the whole Berendt clan
One of my first and best friends in our early years in North Star. Even though our contacts became less frequent as we moved on, I felt that Leo and I always remained close. Although I was not immediately made aware of Leo's passing, I knew something was amiss when the e-mails stopped.
Adios and rest in peace my friend!
My deepest condolences go out to Donna, Michelle,Janet, Lorraine, and the rest of the family.
So sorry to hear of Leo's passing.I first met Leo through a mutual friend,Ralph Otto and enjoyed skiing with the gang at Whitefish,getting beat at bridge by Leo and his partner, even though my late wife,Linda was a superb card player. Sold commercial real estate with Leo and enjoyed many great times.Leo was a good person and will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of his company. Bob Hawgood
The many miles separating us prevented our families from being physically close. However, the family bond was strong, Leo and his loved ones were always held in high regard and with much love. I hope Georgina was nearby to meet him as he crossed I know she cared deeply for her brother and all of her family. Janet, Lorraine, Michelle and Donna sending you much love and care as you heal.
We were so saddened to hear of Leo's passing. Leo and I worked together at Ethicon Sutures in the sixties and while he lived in Edmonton and I in Calgary we spent many weekends skiing at Banff and became lifelong friends. He introduced me to Jeanne who would become my wife. He had a great sense of humor and we kept in touch over the years as he was always a good source of jokes and we also continued to bet on the Eskimos and Lions. Most of the time I owed him money and I can visualize him now standing at the Pearly Gates waiting to collect. Until then...So long my friend...I'll miss you and will cherrish my memories of days gone by. Rest in Peace.
Our condolences to Donna and family.
Ross and Jeanne Guthrie
I'll nver forget those great Edmonton Eskimo footballs games you took me to when I lived in the City of Champions. Visits to your office and driving around looking at commercial real estate with you inspired me to become a commercial real estate broker and I'm doing just that now in San Diego California. I'll chereish my memories of good times spent with you. Rest in peace my dear cousin and friend...Thomas Dechant
Leo, you were one in a million! Every once in a while an extraordinary person blesses one's life and, for us, you were truly extraordinarly and special. We'll always remember with fond memories those warm and joyous times when we celebrated Christmas at Janet and Clarence's with you and your family. You're willingness to help others was appreciated by all. We will miss and cherish our times forever. Rest in peace our friend ...
We have been truly blessed to have our dear friend Leo in our lives and will miss his many kindnesses both in thought and action. A better friend we could not have wished for, and we have been truly blessed by his friendhip over the many years since we first met in 1964. We will treasure the memories of the many times we have spent together. Knowing Leo, he has gone to help another lost soul in their time of need. We love you Leo.
Sharon and Gerry Yuen & family
You were a good friend and l will always remember our great games of raquet ball at the royal glenora and our many lunches at our favourite german restaurant.l wish to offer my condolences to the friends and family. Bob Easby
You were more than a 'big' brother to me Leo. You had big shoes to fill as you became the father figure in my life when Papa passed. I feel truly blessed to have had you in my life and you 'ARE' and 'WILL' be missed more than you will ever know. Rest in peace... I love you!
I could not have picked a better brother. You were always there for me and Clarence. You left us far too soon and will be missed very much
Leo really exhibited a true zest for life and was a ray of light when he entered a room. His humor, wit and warmth remains as his spirit. Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to Donna, Michelle, Jan and Clarence, Lorraine and Rob and families. May your grief soon be transformed to that of fond memories and a knowledge that his spirit will always be with you and those he touched.
I only new Leo for a short while through business and advertising. He had such a kind , gentle and understanding way about him, I very much enjoyed doing business with him. I am saddened to hear of his passing and wish to offer my condolances to his friends and family.
I have many good memories of Leo. My condolences to the family and my thoughts are with you all.
To Loraine and Janet,
Sorry to hear of Leo's passing. He was a good brother to you both. Thinking of you and your families.
Bob and Diane Mitchell
A good friend and e-mail buddy, who be sorely missed, thinking of you Leo. Norm Case, Edmonton, &. Mesa, AZ
A good man, a good father, a good brother, a good friend..what more can be said. You will be missed by so many.
You where a good friend, neighbor and buddy, you will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. See you bud.